Child Abuse Tragedy: Gabriel Fernandez | NBC Southern California

Updates on the investigation into the beating death of an 8-year-old Palmdale boy

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015 at 06:21 PM PDT

Social Workers Undergo New Training Program

Social Workers Undergo New Training Program

A centralized location to train new social workers in Los Angeles County officially opened its doors on Thursday. It’s a child welfare system that came under intense scrutiny after the death of Gabriel...

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 09:52 PM PDT

Graphic Images of Boy's Torture Revealed

Graphic Images of Boy's Torture Revealed

A forensic nurse testified during a grand jury hearing for the mother and her boyfriend accused of torturing and killing Gabriel Fernandez, said the wounds the boy suffered were "not normal of a little...

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 07:03 PM PDT

DA Wants Death Penalty for Couple Indicted in Boy's Beating Death

DA Wants Death Penalty for Couple Indicted in Boy's Beating Death

Prosecutors announced Wednesday that the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office will seek the death penalty against a Palmdale couple charged with capital murder in the beating death of the woman's...

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 08:04 PM PDT

Report Highlights State of Child Abuse

Report Highlights State of Child Abuse

Better training and communication are among some of the recommendations made at a meeting Monday on the state of child abuse in Los Angeles County.

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 07:03 PM PDT

Gabriel Fernandez Supporters Continue to Fight

Gabriel Fernandez Supporters Continue to Fight

Family members and supporters of an 8-year-old boy who died after being tortured and abused allegedly by his mother and her boyfriend while under the guidance of the county child welfare system are fighting...

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